Piers Greville is a Melbourne-based artist working predominantly with the medium of painting to investigate our dwindling natural ecologies and their intersection with the human-built world. While his work aims to interrogate more than instruct, the personal and political stance of the artist are always in play. Greville combines traditions of the Sublime – where mountainous terrains are painted with arresting precision in oils and watercolour – with a contemporary outlook on the way that we segment Australian landscapes.
Greville was the winner of our Dominik Mersch Gallery / Victorian College of the Arts Award in 2018, which was followed by his inaugural solo show at DMG in February 2019, titled ‘Siren Song Creek’. In 2019, Piers won the Glover Prize for his work ‘Pedder Prime Cuts’ and this year he has been selected as a finalist in both the Glover Prize and the Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Research Award.